Free West Papua

Free west Papua

What do you mean by freedom for West Papua? Where is it ? These are common responses by average Australians to a question “do you support freedom for West Papua”.

West Papua was occupied by Indonesia after the Dutch left in the 1960s. In a village in West Papua, a young Benny Wenda, watched as Indonesian military forced his aunt (and others) to wash herself by the river ‘ to clean herself up’ before she was raped. she had her baby ripped from her arms and thrown to the ground before she, was raped.. They both died.


West Papuan National Day Goes Global

This Sunday the 1st of December 2013 events will be held across West Papua, Australia and the world to mark the day West Papua’s flag was first raised in preparation for Independence from the Dutch in 1961.

Global solidarity for a free West Papua is surging in the wake of the unprecedented public awareness generated by the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua and the occupation of the Australian Embassy in Bali during the APEC summit.

Freedom Flotilla: Lake Eyre to West Papua Press Release 09.04.2013

Uncle Kevin (Kev) Buzzacott, a Peacemaker from Arabunna Nation at Lake Eyre in South Australia and Jacob Rumbiak (exiled Foreign Affairs Minister from the Federated Republic of Occupied West Papua) have announced a new action of creative resistance against the apartheid of colonisation and destruction caused by multinational mining companies on Indigenous land in Australia and West Papua.

The Lake Eyre to West Papua Freedom Flotilla is a journey that hopes to reunite the history and peoples of a land that was once geographically and culturally connected.

Treason trials hand down guilty verdict on West Papua Congress leaders

by West Papua Media from West Papua Media sources in Jayapura March 16, 2012

Hundreds of security forces are on the streets around Jaypura, West Papua, in a show of force as an Indonesian court found five Congress leaders guilty of Makar (treason), and sentenced the defendants each to three years in prison.

Responsibility to protect: Statement regarding the shooting of civilians in Abepura, West Papua, on 19 Oct 2011

26 October 2011 The Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect has today released a statement regarding the reports about the shooting of civilians in Jayapura, West Papua, on 19 October 2011.

The Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect appeals to the Indonesian
government to show leadership in protecting and upholding human rights in response
to continuing reports that members of the Indonesian military and police opened fire
on civilians attending the Third Papuan People’s Congress in Abepura, Jayapura, on
the afternoon of Wednesday 19 October 2011.